News of the week
29 August 2016
On 24 August, an earthquake struck central Italy, claiming at least 290 lives and causing widespread damage. Satellite images are being used to help emergency aid organisations, while scientists have begun to analyse ground movement.
Earth Observation Missions
26 August 2016
China on Thursday published the first pictures transmitted back to earth from Gaofen-3, the country's first C-band high-resolution Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellite with a resolution of one metre.
Policy & Legislation
The U.S. Geological Survey and the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) have finalized an agreement for new levels of cooperation in the exchange and use of Earth observation data.
Did you know?
Today, the announcement of opportunity (AO) for the final TanDEM-X Digital Elevation Model (DEM) has been launched!
This AO is related to the provision of the digital elevation products with 12m and 30m independent pixel spacing generated by the TanDEM-X (TerraSAR-X add-on for Digital Elevation Measurements) mission.
11 - 13 October 2016
Organisation: Institute for Environmental Analytics
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Following three years of research and innovation, the MELODIES project will be hosting the three-day conference, sharing some of the challenges of using environmental Open Data in Europe – as well as the techniques and the solutions that the consortium of 16 academic and industrial partners have developed to combat them.
EO Missions Database
Visit the eoPortal database to find out about spaceborne EO missions and sensors to discover more about past, operational and future missions. This is complemented with detailed articles of airborne sensors.
This database is based on the book of Herbert J. Kramer Observation of the Earth and its Environments and describes over 600 missions in detail. Online updated version of "Earth Observation History of Technical Introduction" available as of January 02, 2017.